We recently acquired this 1979 Corvette T-Top Coupe. This one is a very nice solid
Original car with all of it’s original interior in excellent shape with the exception of new carpeted floor mats. The door panels, dash pad assembly, leather seats, and even the carpeting is all original in looks as if has been replaced. Only showing 25,074 miles and is actual to the car and the mileage is stated on the Missouri title. This Corvette has never left this state. It was built new in St. Louis and was sold new at Prigmore Chevrolet in Boonville Missouri. One of the nicer 79s we have came across and drives and performs out nicely. The car has had a very nice professional show quality paint job where everything was removed, including the front and rear bumpers, sport mirrors, trim, etc. and done to a show level at which not many of these models will look. The paint job alone on this Corvette can easily cost a person $10,000 to $15,000 to look like this. It is an original body with no stress crackes or evidence of repairs and is painted to match the original shade of red that this car was born as. It is a base coat clear coat finish so it should last a lifetime if properly cared for and kept out of the elements. The engine compartment and chassis have been untouched for the most part and looks still very good with no rust or rot on the chassis, birdcage, and components. Some of the original inspection markings are still visible and the car retains its original exhaust system with the exception of the catalytic converter which has been removed at one point. The engine and drivetrain are original to this car and have not been modified. The car has been serviced, new BF/Goodrich tires recently installed on the nice original aluminum wheels, and can be driven just about anywhere if desired. Included with the car is the stock original 8-track stereo radio as the previous owner switched it out with an upgraded AM/FM Clarion CD Player with new speakers. The original spare wheel and tire along with the jack and lug wrench are all instact including the t-top storage bags.
Included with the car is the original build sheet, dealer invoice, window sticker, original owners manual, original set of keys, sunvisor tag, previous owner information and odometer statement verifying the mileage as actual, and a dealer 1979 sales brochure.
Originally Sold new at:
Prigmore Chevrolet Company
Highway 40 West Box 54
Boonville, MO 65233
In 1979 Chevrolet produced 53,807 total Corvettes.
This one was # 41,406 out of the 53,807 produced.
This one would be considered at late production one, but does
Still retain the 140 MPH speedometer as an 85 MPH one was phased
In some of the late-build ones.
The VIN # is 1Z8789S441406
This Corvette was built on Thursday June 28th, 1979.
This was also an original Red on Red Corvette
Paint Code 72 = Corvette Red & Interior Code 722 = Red Leather
The original MSRP on this Corvette was $13,858.23
The original Base Price of a 1979 Corvette was $11,996.23
10 Color Choices were offered for the 1979 Model Year
OPTIONS ON THIS CORVETTE INCLUDE:
CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels
C49 Electric Rear Window Defogger
AU3 Power Door Lock System
K30 Speed Control
D35 Dual Sport Mirrors LH Remote & RH Manual
D80 Front And Rear Spoilers
N90 Aluminum Wheels
QGR P225/70-15 White Lettered Tires
UM2 AM-FM Stereo Radio W/8-Track Tape Player
U75 Dual Rear Speakers
U81 Power Antenna
STANDARD FEATURES INCLUDE:
5.7L RPO L-48 350 C.I. V8 Engine (4-BBL)
MX1 Automatic Transmission
NA5 Standard Emission System
Power Disc Brakes
High-Energy Ignition System
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
Anti-Theft Alarm System
Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel
KEY FACTS TO THE 1979 CORVETTE MODEL YEAR:
The new “high back” seat style introduced in the 1978 pace car replicas was made standard equipment in 1979. Extensive use of plastic in the frame structure resulted in weight reduction of about twelve pounds per seat. The new seats had better side bolster support, and the backs folded at a higher point to permit easier rear storage access. Inertia locking mechanisms restrained the backs in sudden deceleration, negating the need for manual locks. Driver and passenger seat tracks were redesigned for an additional inch of forward travel.
Output for both the base L48 and optional L82 engines increased by 5hp due to a new “open flow” muffler design. Also, adding the L82’s low restriction, dual-snorkel air intake to the base engine added another 5hp.
In 1979, the previously optional AM-FM radio became standard equipment.
The front and rear spoilers developed as part of the 1978 pace car package became 1979 options. The were functional, decreasing drag by about 15% and increasing fuel economy by about a half-mile per gallon. Also, mirror-tinted roo panels (RPO CC1), included in the pace car package and optional for late 1978s, were available as 1979 options.
This was the last year to see the 140 MPH Speedometer